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2012 Mondraker Durham Bike (discontinued)

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Light and Versatile Freeride/DH Light Bike

The Good:

Ride characteristics
Solid components

The Bad:

Fragile bearings
Fox suspension under-gunned

Overall Review:

The Bike:

The Zero suspension system performs brilliantly. Great power transfer and tracking is very impressive. This doesn't seem to be at the expense of stiffness, something that more complicated linkage systems frequently suffer from. Over all build was fine, brakes, drive train and general components have all stood the test of time.

I swapped out the fox springs for heavier weight to suit my more airborne riding style and will be swapping out the spring on the rear shock soon, too.

Have to say I was disappointed by the build quality of the bearings and linkage bolts. 6 months in a bearing race failed completely and most of of the linkage bolts had seized. Managed to replace them under warranty but I'm concerned about it happening agin.

The Ride:

Bit of context: I mainly used this for light UK downhill, a big alpine trip (incl. the Megavalanche) and general gaps and drops riding (20ft +) etc.

The pedalling ability great - very impressed with the lack of bob in the system even when sprinting. The responsiveness of the system combined with the low weight invites you to throw the bike around in the air all day. Angles are spot on. Decent wheelbase and Mondraker's customary slack head-angle means that this thing loves going fast. A low BB and centre of gravity ensures cornering and drifting is predictable, natural and very, very addictive.


Product Mondraker Durham Bike
Model Year 2012
Riding Type Freeride / Bike Park
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
L, M, S View Geometry
Size L M S
Top Tube Length 600 575 555
Head Tube Angle 65° 65° 65°
Head Tube Length
Seat Tube Angle 73.5 73.5 73.5
Seat Tube Length 480 450 420
Bottom Bracket Height 10 10 10
Chainstay Length 440 440 440
Wheelbase 1190 1165 1145
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Durham Stealth alloy Zero Suspension System
Rear Travel 190mm
Rear Shock Fox Van R 241x76mm
Fork Marzocchi 888 RCV
Fork Travel 200mm
Head Tube Diameter
Headset FSA IS-2 1-1/8
Handlebar Onoff Morph FR 31.8mm 740mm
Stem M-Decline Integrated 50mm
Grips Onoff Diamond lock-on
Brakes Formula RX
Brake Levers Formula RX
Shifters Sram Trigger X5
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur Sram X7 Short cage 9s
Chainguide Chainguide E.13 LS1
Cranks Truvativ Ruktion 1.0
Chainrings 36T
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Howitzer XR
Chain Sram PC-951 9s
Cassette Sram PG-950 11-32T 9s
Rims Onoff Bula wheelset
Hubs Onoff Disc DH
Spokes CN Stainless
Tires WTB Dissent Comp 2.3
Saddle M-Decline Durham custom design
Seatpost Onoff Notion 0-R
Seatpost Diameter 31.6 350mm
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Weight N/A
Price N/A
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